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  • $451 goal

Hooray! This project is fully funded

Ms. Dana
Grades PreK-2
More than half of students from low‑income households
  • 5 donors
  • $0 still needed

Discovering Learning Through Our Senses

Help me give my students the sensory experience they need to succeed in preschool.

My Students

I have the privilege to teach and mold some of the sweetest 3-5 year olds you will ever meet. They learn how to play, socialize, read, and write a little bit differently than most students. Some are not able to communicate the traditional way. They each come into my classroom with struggles of their own.

It is my job to love and encourage them that they can do anything that they put their mind too.

Even though the educational world labels them "special" they are no different to those who work with them daily. They deserve to experience life like everyone else. Their hearts are so big and they love whoever walks into the class. Being their teacher, it is my job to teach them, however they have taught me so much about how to treat and accept others.

My Project

My classroom is full of students with multiple disorders such as Down syndrome, cerebral palsy, and genetic disorders, just to name a few, that keep them from functioning in your everyday classroom. Learning is taking place in my room, just in a different form.

Having a special place in the classroom for them to go to and meet their sensory needs will enhance their daily learning.

It is proven that tactile learning increases students performance. In this way, your donation will contribute to giving them a space to feel safe as they explore the world around them. One of the items I have chosen is a tent. This will allow the student to be able to separate from the hustle and bustle of the classroom and regain focus. The light sound machine will help soothe students when they become upset and help teach them to self-calm. My students also need to work on identifying who they are. The mirrors will allow for them to be successful in self recognition.

These items will address their sensory needs in order for them to be successful in their education. The donations to this project will help address their sensory needs and will greatly affect the learning within my classroom walls.

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Hooray! This project is fully funded

Where Your Donation Goes

Materials Cost Quantity Total
Galaxy Clock by MomKnows. Soothing Star Projector Sound Machine. Relaxing Night Light With Nature Sounds and White Noise. Kids Baby Ceiling Projection Alarm Clock Lamp • Amazon Business $39.95 2 $79.90
Décor 5 – Reversible Mermaid Sensory Sequins DIY Drawing Wall Art - 12'' x 16" - Shiny Rainbow Sequins with Silver Frame • Amazon Business $18.99 2 $37.98
YoYa Toys Pull, Stretch & Squeeze Stress Balls 3 Pack - Elastic Construction Sensory Balls - Ideal for Stress & Anxiety Relief, Special Needs, Autism, Disorders & More • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
Liquid Motion Bubbler for Sensory Play, Fidget Toy, Children Activity, Desk Top, Assorted Colors (Single Bubbler) • Amazon Business $7.99 4 $31.96
EocuSun Children Kids Play Tent Tents House Pop Up Outdoor Indoor Ball Pit Baby Beach Tent Playhouse w/ Zipper Storage Case for Boys Girls • Amazon Business $14.99 2 $29.98
Learning Resources All About Me 2 in 1 Mirrors • Amazon Business $25.79 1 $25.79
Sensory Ring and Fidget Toy | Soft, Flexible Ring and Rubber Spikes | Helps Reduce Stress and Anxiety| Promotes Focus and Clarity | Children, Youth, Adults Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $10.80 2 $21.60
Halilit HL200 Mini Rainmaker, 8 Inch • Amazon Business $9.99 2 $19.98
MINGER LED Strip Light Waterproof 16.4ft RGB SMD 5050 LED Rope Lighting Color Changing Full Kit with 44-keys IR Remote Controller & Power Supply LED Lighting Strips for Home Kitchen Indoor Decoration • Amazon Business $17.99 1 $17.99
Light Up Aquarium • Amazon Business $8.15 2 $16.30
5 Pack Colorful Neon Stretch Strings For ADD, ADHD, Autism Stretch Toy Stress Anxiety Reliever Fidget Toy Sensory Toys • Amazon Business $5.99 2 $11.98

Materials cost

$325.44

Vendor shipping charges

FREE

State sales tax

$22.46

3rd party payment processing fee

$4.88

Fulfillment labor & materials

$30.00

Total project cost

$382.78

Suggested donation to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

$67.55

Total project goal

$450.33

How we calculate what's needed

Total project goal

$450.33

4 Donors

-$151.00

Donations toward project cost

-$128.35

Donations to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$22.65

match offer

-$299.33

Match offer toward project cost

-$254.43

Match offer to help DonorsChoose reach more classrooms

-$44.90

Still needed View calculationHide calculation

$0.00

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5 donors5 donors have given to this project.

This project will reach 20 students.

Project Activity

This classroom project was brought to life by Carol Kupers Whalen Memorial Fund and 4 other donors.

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